January 28, 2014

Young Drivers on the Slow-Down

Young drivers seem less likely now to learn to drive, a new study has revealed.

During the peak times of 1995-1997, more than half of males aged 17-20 were driving their own cars. However it seems that this figure has taken a drastic plunge in more recent years, now at a slump just a little over the one-third mark.

The main reasons for this decline are attributed to be the rising costs of learning to drive, as well as the infamous costs of insurance premiums, buying a car, and the general costs of keeping a car on the road.

Another factor prevalent in modern-day travel is the use of mobile phones. Whereas driving your own car requires the driver to maintain focus on the roads at all times, using public travel as an alternative can prove to be more cost-effective, as well as allowing the traveller to spend some quality time on the internet.

What are your thoughts on this subject? Is driving less attractive for young people now than ever? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below!

Safe driving from Britannia!

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